Tip #886: Explaining VR, AR, and Mixed Reality

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Tip #886: Explaining VR, AR, and Mixed Reality

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

VR, AR and MR will all be part of our story-telling world – we just don’t know how… yet.

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Rumors abound about Apple’s work in Augmented Reality (AR). Another article in this newsletter talks about Mixed Reality. And we are currently wrestling with how to tell stories using Virtual Reality.

Industrial enterprises are transforming the capabilities of their workforce with audiovisual technology that blends the physical and digital worlds together. Connected workers can now overlay digital data within the context of the real world in order to process information in a way that more effectively maps to the relevant learning and memory systems in the brain.

Technologies like augmented and mixed reality are helping enterprises scale knowledge faster, but with so many products, solutions, and concepts hitting the market it can be hard to keep up with all the different terminology used to describe them.

Written by Greg Kaminsky for PTC, this article briefly defines:

  • Augmented Reality
  • Mixed Reality
  • Virtual Realty

Here’s the link to his article, along with links for more information on each of these topics.

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2 replies
    • Larry Jordan
      Larry Jordan says:


      Well…. I think it is more nuanced than that. But, MR seems to lean more heavily toward AR than VR.



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